Book Volume 68 2017

Diversity in Survey Questions on the Same Topic

Techniques for Improving Comparability

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ISBN: 978-3-319-53260-8 (Print) 978-3-319-53261-5 (Online)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv

  2. Comparing Responses to Different Survey Questions on the Same Topic: Problems and Conventional Solutions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1

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      Chapter

      Pages 3-16

      Diversity in Survey Items and the Comparability Problem

  3. Innovation 1: The Happiness Scale Interval Study

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 17-17

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      Chapter

      Pages 19-26

      The Happiness Scale Interval Study

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      Chapter

      Pages 27-30

      Use of Happiness Scale Interval Studies in This Book

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      Chapter

      Pages 31-46

      Equivalence of Rating Scales Using Different Keywords

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      Chapter

      Pages 47-60

      ‘Very Happy’ Is Not Always Equally Happy

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      Chapter

      Pages 61-67

      The Labeling of Anchor Points and the Occurrence of Zero-Width Intervals

  4. Innovation 2: The Continuum Approach

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 69-69

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      Chapter

      Pages 71-81

      The Continuum Approach

  5. Innovation 3: The Reference Distribution Method

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 83-83

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      Chapter

      Pages 85-96

      The Reference Distribution Method

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      Chapter

      Pages 97-114

      Stability of the Boundaries Between Response Options for Different Countries

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      Chapter

      Pages 115-121

      Analysis of Differences in Trends Among the Satisfied Few and the Dissatisfied Few

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      Chapter

      Pages 123-147

      Combining and Pooling of Time Series on Life Satisfaction in the USA, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain

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      Chapter

      Pages 149-156

      Directions for Further Research

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 157-202